Science Loses to Status Quo
Sacramento, California - Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) statement on decision made today on SB 328.
“I want to thank the California PTA, the Start School Later coalition, the hundreds of activists, California Federation of Teachers, California Police Chiefs Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, California Medical Association, Los Angeles County Office of Education, parents, students, public health experts, sleep scientists, colleagues, my staff and medical professionals who put the best interest of our children at the forefront of this public policy and public health crisis. They embraced 3 decades of health science and hard data that unequivocally substantiates the need for this legislation. Unfortunately, the status quo prevailed today. I remain committed to the wellbeing of the California’s children and certainly will bring this important public health issue back next year as our children and their health and welfare demand we put them first in our decision making process.” commented Senator Anthony J. Portantino
Sen. Portantino represents nearly 930,000 people in the 25th Senate District, which includes Altadena, Atwater Village, Bradbury, Burbank, Claremont, Duarte, Glendale, Glendora, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Lake View Terrace, La Verne, Los Feliz, Monrovia, Montrose, Pasadena, San Dimas, San Marino, Shadow Hills, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Sunland-Tujunga, and Upland.